Side A&B

by RETO BURRELL

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releases February 17, 2017

All songs written, produced & recorded by Reto Burrell
Recorded at EPM Studio, Drums at Chris Filters place
Mixed & Mastered by Dave Hofmann at Soma Studios

Reto Burrell: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Percussion, Harmonica
Thomas Kull: B3, Piano, Wurlitzer, Juno Strings, Accordion
Pascal Biedermann: Electric Slide Guitars, Pedal Steel
Andy Schnellmann: Bass
Chris Filter: Drums
Ryan Burrell: Steel Pans, Bells
Nicolas Senn: Hackbrett
Ishantu: Backing Vocals
Philipe Burrell: Backing Vocals, Claps
Rene ‘Coal’ Burrell: Backing Vocals, Claps

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Track Name: Shake It
Shake it

Fill it up till the glass is full
Then drink it out and start all over again
What went wrong and what is gone?
Who’s that fiend behind my idleness?

Raising flags
Banging drums
Screaming loud
There’s nothing here to lose
Don’t forget to rattle and shake it

Picking dreams regain my life
Doesn’t matter if I make it or not
The shift is done, so am I
Is this what I’ve been working on lately?

Raising hands
Blowing horns
Shouting out
There’s nothing here to lose
Don’t forget to rattle and shake it

Chasing demons in my head
Lay down guns
It’s more than whining on your knees
Will you stand up and run?

Raising flags
Banging drums
Screaming loud
There’s nothing here to lose
Life oh' it ain't smooth
But don't forget to rattle and shake it


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Chasing The Wild
Chasing The Wild

Bring down the curtain
With a punch in the face
A couple more bruises
Won't kick me out of the race

If you wanna live it's gotta hurt sometimes
Getting off on the pain to know you're still alive

Chasing the wild
Diving into the new
Finding the light
Treasuring the gem of truth

The torch is still burning
Fiery heart's in vain
Getting rid of the yearning
By kissing the flame

So let's start a war just to make up again
There's a new beginning after every end

Chasing the wild
Diving into the new
Finding the light
Treasuring the gem of truth

Chasing the wild
You know I still care
Switching the sides
Just take me anywhere

So let's start a war just to make up again
There's a new beginning after every end

Chasing the wild
Diving into the new
Finding the light
Treasuring the gem of truth

Chasing the wild
You know I still care
Switching the sides
Just take me anywhere


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: How Many Doubts?
How Many Doubts?

Haven’t we been down this road before?
Sinners and saints fighting for more
Wicked games of who blames who
I’m stuck in this cold, lost world
Though I know it’s just the place you leave me now

20 years can’t bring it down
Another 20 more hanging ‘round
Love is strong, true but fragile
You can point all your guns at me
Shoot ‘em hard but you won’t make things disappear

How many doubts
Does it take to kill it all?
How many clouds
Before you block the sun above?

Turn the wheel
Bleed and feel
Life is loud
You can’t stop the sound

How many doubts
Does it take to kill it all?
How many clouds
Before you block the sun above?


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Swimming In Stars
Swimming In Stars

Can’t believe this is real
Soft as air, strong as steel
Guess we took the right turn off
An’ crashed into love

There’s no book that can tell you how
There’s no signs beyond the clouds
Loosen strings, let ‘em fly
Down the milky way

Yes it’s true this is crazy
But feels so amazing
Can’t tell in words
Nor sing in songs
It feels too good
Swimming in stars

Don’t shed a tear to the earth down there
Drifting into the atmosphere
Grab my hand, hold on tight
An’ don’t let go

Yes it’s true this is crazy
But feels so amazing
Can’t tell in words
Nor sing in songs
It feels too good
Swimming in stars

Nothing’s ever gonna tie it down
That’s for sure
Never ever wanna turn around
Except for more

Yes it’s true this is crazy
But feels so amazing
Can’t tell in words
Nor sing in songs
It feels too good

Yes it’s true it’s crazy
Feels so good so amazing
Off the ground
Nowhere bound
It just feels right
Outta sound
Upside down
It feels too good
Off the ground
Nowhere bound
It just feels right
Swimming in stars


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Ticket To Fly
Ticket To Fly

Here’s day one of the rest of my life
Spying down a gun barrel of my past
Somebody gimme something new
To lift and stride and swing

This one feels good for sure, for real
A one way to get me outta here
No need to pack a suitcase now
Won’t matter what rags I’m wearing

So hey, gimme a ticket to fly
A new pair of wings made of bulletproof wire
Gimme a ticket to fly

There’s a pact between the mind and body
Skinny deeds won’t ease the miles in between
Nothing can really stop me now
Kick the motor to a kill

So hey, gimme a ticket to fly
A new pair of wings made of bulletproof wire
Gimme a ticket to fly

Airborne to hit the sky

No worries if my feet touch back down
Or even let me fall
Time’s made for running
Not just a ticking off the wall

So hey, gimme a ticket to fly
A new pair of wings made of bulletproof wire
So hey, gimme a ticket to fly
On my way to the sunfire
Gimme a ticket to fly

Ticket to fly


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: I Hate Goodbyes
I Hate Goodbyes

Here it is again, I'm feeling paper-thin
See you waving and gone leaves me losering
Though the sun is up, my dark shades are down
Where's the bang, the kind that kicks me off the ground

I'm all aching for you
To come 'round

Oh, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
Even though there's a hello on the other side
Yeah, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
A waste of time, I'm dying not being by your side

Love's a traffic jam, my car’s stuck in between
Lights on red, I'd give it all to skip this scene
Most of the songs I sing are all 'bout breaking up
Rather ball and brag and raise my cup to cheer

Fill in spaces but you're not here
So I'm waiting

Oh, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
Even though there's a hello on the other side
Yeah, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
A waste of time, I'm dying not being by your side now

I’m still hanging in, trying to speed the clock
Then recognize your silhouette just blows the block
To see your sparkling eyes with your golden smile
These two things hearten me for the last mile to go

To hold on
Damn, yeah I need some

Oh, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
Even though there's a hello on the other side
Yeah, I hate goodbyes, I really hate goodbyes
A waste of time, I'm dying not being by your side


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Red, Red Wine Pt.2
Red, Red Wine pt.2


On the couch almost asleep
My bones are weary
Hearing a neighbor’s TV scream
The same old series

I got my hopes all stripped down
In this messy room of mine
An eighties song keeps bugging
As I spill my red, red wine
Red, red wine

I wish your heart was still with me
If only to raise some hell
So many different kinds of tears
All cried so well

I got my hopes all stripped down
In this messy life of mine
An eighties song keeps bugging
As I spill my red, red wine

Say goodbye
To a gone wrong world
Say hello again
To old best friends
Say whatever
Just keep yourself talking
Keep yourself saying anything at all

Red, red wine

I got my hopes still stripped down
In this messy time of life
An eighties song that bugs me
All I see is red

I got my hopes all stripped down
In this messy life of mine
An eighties song keeps bugging
As I sip my red, red wine


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: When It Comes To Town Tonight
When It Comes To Town Tonight

Counting all the car lights passing by
Knowing this could be an alibi
Seeking for a young at heart’s last thrill
But let love be as it always will

Though the hunger has its need
Let’s feed the ego’s beast
When it comes to town tonight

One bite for blood, a sting quick and fast
Another try but knowing it won’t last
Always felt this could bring it down
But on you go, get up and set your crown

Though the hunger has its need
Let’s feed the ego’s beast
When it comes to town tonight

Some may say to know the wrongs from the right
Pretend to feel what’s going on inside
Though the hunger has its need
When it comes to town tonight

To town tonight
Tonight
To town tonight

Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: You're Still Alive
You’re Still Alive

A pale blue morning
The night just died
See you heading
Towards the light

You’re still alive, you’re still alive, still alive

I grab this picture
Watch it move
See you smiling
An’ talking too

You’re still alive, you’re still alive, still alive
Still alive, you’re still alive, still alive

They say all we know
Is time will heal all the wounds
But let it bleed for a while
I’m not the man
If it wasn’t for you

You’re still alive, you’re still alive, still alive

A songbird’s still singing
Too weak to fly
Memories are ringing
As days go by

You’re still alive, you’re still alive, still alive
Still alive, you’re still alive, still alive

They say all we know
Is time will heal all the wounds
But let it bleed for a while
I’m not the man
If it wasn’t for you

You’re still alive, you’re still alive, still alive
Still alive, you’re still alive, still alive


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Seize The Morning Light
Seize The Morning Light

Good morning dear
Wake up and save the day
Let’s get into gear
Make this world a better place

Seize the morning light
Let the bedbugs bite
Seize the morning, the morning, morning light

Avoiding the news crash in front of me
I’d rather swallow than chew
An’ let all the worries be
Smiling

Seize the morning light
Let the bedbugs bite
Seize the morning, the morning, morning light

Walking on air
Pretending not to care

Seize the morning light
Let the bedbugs bite
Seize the morning, the morning, morning

Seize the morning light
Let yesterday slide
Seize the morning, the morning, morning light


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Sweet Lover
Sweet Lover

Sweet lover
I’m opening for you
Sweet secrets
Hiding behind the truth
Sweet surrender
Take me in and turn me on like an engine
The key is in your hands

Sweet lover
Make me forget who I am
Sweet feelings
That won't dare to understand
Sweet devotion
Take me in and turn me on like fire
The match is in your hands

Counting down the minutes
Wish they could be years
Carving my heart
If this might just be dreaming
I’m waking up with tears
In a real world torn apart

Sweet lover
You deserve a lot more than me
Sweet distance
That came too close in between
Sweet goodbye
Let it go but don't tarnish us tomorrow


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Three Monkeys
Three Monkeys

Take in the shots for a poor idea
No, it won't hurt much holding back the tears
As the hammer falls the alarm is ringing
It cut my tongue to stop me from singing

How can a fool ride a train without being on rails?
To a dead end station called 'Failed'

Three monkeys
Don't see, don't hear nor say a thing
Three monkeys
Just giving up while giving in

Money’s the key that makes us jingle
A pocket full of wealth ready to mingle
Tell me, where's the place I can live without
Maybe somewhere far on a mushroom cloud

How can a fool ride a train without being on rails?
To a dead end station called 'Failed'

Three monkeys
Don't see, don't hear nor say a thing
Three monkeys
Just giving up while giving in

What ever makes it right
Cave in day and night
Before you stop and linger
Smell the tip of your middle finger

Three monkeys
Three monkeys
Three monkeys
Three monkeys


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: A Reason To Stay Here
A Reason To Stay Here

Everybody knows this feeling
Guess I’m not the only one who bleeds
Losing sense of what I’m needing
Is there a reason to stay here?

I’ve been waiting on the harvest
Giving me more than I can eat
But it’s not what I was calling
Is there a reason to stay here?

In the alley of the lonely
A broken man wants to understand
Why what happened was meant to be
Is there a reason to stay here?

Everybody knows this feeling
Guess I’m not the only one who needs
To lose the sense of bleeding
Is there a reason to stay here?

A reason for staying here
Staying here


Written by Reto Burrell
Track Name: Gladiators Of Society
Gladiators Of Society

Save your words
Don’t hold your breath
Swallow your anger

Son, while you’re gonna grow
There's a lot you oughta know
So many things to take in

Shape up, sharpen your knives
There's a bullet for every life
No harm to what you achieve
Think first then you act
Or was it opposite of that?
Like gladiators in the ring

Strive for every moment
Keep faith in who you are
Know where you come from
No matter what battle’s won
It’s the one you’re in

Stand your ground
Fight for your rights
Don’t you ever settle

You’re smart and you’re strong
With a heart full of drive
Curious to the bone

Seems like everyone wants to be different
By not changing anything at all
Living fast, living loud
Stepping feet on shaky grounds
We just watch ‘em fall

Strive for every moment
Keep faith in who you are
Know where you come from
No matter what battle’s won
It’s the one you’re in
You’re in the ring

Shape up, sharpen your knives
There's a bullet for every life
No harm to what you achieve
Think first then you act
Or was it opposite of that?
Like gladiators in the ring

Strive for every moment
Keep faith in who you are
Know where you come from
No matter what battle’s won
It’s the one you’re in


Written by Reto Burrell